Sigi Schmid, Sounders coach:

Obviously that’s something we are very happy about. Last year we were disappointed in our performance in Champions League, maybe even a little bit embarrassed. It was definitely a goal we had set for ourselves that we wanted to get better as we came back into it. So we went 2-0 in our first three games on the road, which makes it even that much greater of an accomplishment. I’m very proud of what we have done.

The Sounders played Club Sport Heradino in Costa Rica at Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto stadium which has a capacity of over 17ooo seats.